How to cope with examination stress?
There are several ways one can handle stress during exam preparation. The more means you use, the more you feel confident and chances of doing well in examination
Revise subjects & practise writing as an actual simulation of examination itself.
Plan your revision and complete it in time.
Spend as much time on recall as on reading.
Take a short break as soon as you notice your mind is losing concentration.
Avoid gossip and loud music.
Mind and body perform at their best only if you get adequate rest.
|Maintain regular sleep pattern
Don't alter your sleeping cycle.
A regular seven hours of sleep is mandatory for the body to function well.
Try and stop working half an hour before bedtime.
Keep all unimportant issues at bay.
Stick to routine activities that keep your study continuum.
Count reverse number series e.g. 473, 472,2320,2319,2318 & more.
The power of positive thinking
Spend time with people who have a positive effect.
Avoid negative thoughts, such as 'Everyone else seems better organised’.
During the week preceding the exam, visualize yourself doing well in the examination.
Practise relaxation techniques
Practise deep breathing, meditation and yoga as forms of relaxation.
Take a brisk walk in fresh air after your day's revision is over.
Prayer will help you to increase your confidence & reduce stress as well.
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